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Exploding Reload

I've been pretty much grounded around here for the last two
weeks so I missed all the latest excitement at the local
range. It seems a LEO dropped a plastic bag of .45 reloads
onto the cement floor. Normally, there wouldn't a problem
but on this occasion one discharged.

Sorry for the bad resolution but my son snapped a couple
with his cell phone camera.

The bullet bounced off the wall about three feet from

Go figure!



  • MosinNagantDiscipleMosinNagantDisciple Member Posts: 2,612
    edited November -1
    Any idea what primers were used, so I can avoid them like the plague?
  • mbsamsmbsams Member Posts: 1,076 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    high primers is my guess
  • Laredo LeftyLaredo Lefty Member Posts: 13,452 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    That sort of thing can happen with or without high primers. While harder primers are more resistent to this its no guarantee it wont happen.

    A few years ago I was shooting in the Calif Police Summer Games action pistol competition. One of the competitors tossed a handful of factory ammo into his shooting bag and "pow".

    When a round goes off outside the gun, the case is probably more dangerous than the bullet. The explosion takes the path of least resistence with the bullet usually not going very far.
  • MobuckMobuck Member Posts: 12,957 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I'm sceptical of the bullet traveling that far. Most of the time in a nonconfined round going off, the bullet,especially one as heavy as a 45, moves very little and the case zings around or splits and fragments.
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